About / CV

 

Hannah Harley is a New York-based visual artist whose conceptual work is heavily influenced by contemporary culture shifts and politics. Her detailed explorations of the American political spectacle is found in her current work, stemming from the Homefront and This is What Democracy Looks Like. In recent years, she has researched the millennial generation’s perceptions of intimacy through Untitled (Pornography), Portraits of Ex-Lovers, Love in the Digital Age, and Table Manners.

Her role as a creative community organizer has fostered the Fix, a fine art magazine in Pittsburgh, PA and the 66 Collective in New York, NY. She has orchestrated juried exhibitions and bi-monthly magazines.

She is an MFA candidate at Parsons School of Design, where she focuses on photography. She received her undergraduate education at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA, where she earned a BFA in Photography. She has work in the permanent collections of Repair the World (Pittsburgh, PA) and Point Park University.

She can be reached at (724) 840 - 4914 and hannaheharley@gmail.com

CV

Education  

Parsons School of Design - New York, NY
M.F.A. (Photography) pending, Graduate Certificate (Gender and Sexuality Studies) pending

Point Park University - Pittsburgh, PA
B.F.A. (Photography) with minors (French Studies, Psychology) 

Fondation de Robert Sorbonne - Paris, France
A1 Language Certificate

Group and Solo Exhibitions
2017
Photoville, New York, NY (upcoming)
Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China (upcoming)
Time Marches On, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA

2016    
Contemporary Intimacy, Repair the World, Pittsburgh, PA - solo exhibition
Senior Thesis Exhibition, The Mine Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
Juried Show with Jessica Beck and David Oresick, The Mine Factory, Pittsburgh, PA 

2015          
The Weak Sex: Analyzing the Role of Women in the 21st Century, The Century Building, Pittsburgh, PA
15 Performances in an Hour, Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Arts Showcase, The Art Center, Butler, PA
Society for Photographic Education, Mid Atlantic Conference, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA

Curatorial Experience
2016    
Juried Show with Jessica Beck and David Oresick, The Mine Factory, Pittsburgh, PA (founding administrator)

2015       
The Weak Sex: Analyzing the Role of Women in the 21st Century, The Century Building, Pittsburgh, PA
Snapshots of Hunger, Repair the World, Pittsburgh, PA (assistant)

Bibliography
2016
Wright, Krista. “Contemporary Intimacy,” Marvin and Ruby, 12 July 2016.
Krupp, Madison. "Graduating photography students prepare thesis," The Globe [Pittsburgh] 19 Apr 2016.
Kovacs, Julian. "Softball player Harley has passion for photography," The Globe [Pittsburgh] 29 Mar 2016
Bennett, Emily. "'The Fix' holds first juried display of student content", The Globe [Pittsburgh] 26 Jan 2016. 

2015     
Oldman, Eain. “Student Photography Magazine Releases ‘Conflict Issue’”, The Globe [Pittsburgh] 3 Nov 2016
Karpen, Drew. “Alumni Update - Hannah Harley (Point Park)”, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6 May 2015
Owens, Jake. “Hannah Harley ‘16”, HerCampus, 20 Feb 2015
Graziani, Karina. "Harley the 2015-16 Haberle Scholarship recipient", 1 May 2015
Smith, Ty. “Students close books, open passports for foreign experience”, The Globe, 10 Feb 2015
Graziani, Karina. "Six Point Park softball players named 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes", 9 July 2015

2014     
Graziani, Karina. "2014 All-KIAC Awards go to Morran, Mao and Harley", 5 May 2014
Mikula, Victoria Alexes. “A Visit to France with Hannah Harley”, HerCampus, 12 Dec 2014
Michelle, Victoria Alexes“A Visit to France with Hannah Harley”, BlogLovin, 12 Dec 2014

2012    
Wells, Randy. “Girl’s Essay Earns Her Finalist Spot”, The Indiana Gazette, 30 June 2012
PR News Wire, “Rand McNally Reveals Finalists of ‘America the Beautiful’ Essay Contest for Students”

Awards and Grants
2016    Ed Haeberle Scholarship, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA
2015    Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athelete Award, Pittsburgh, PA
2014, 2015 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, First Team Award, Pittsburgh, PA
2012 - 2016 Presidential Scholarship, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA (4 year award)
2012 - 2016 Athletic Scholarship, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA (4 year award)
2012     Rand McNally National Essay Award Finalist
2009    American Legion Leadership Award